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PROGRESSIVE  (D 8150)

Feb 7, 2013, 1:54 PM
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Hint: Jesse James shot up the nearby town...

(The DZ no longer in located here)


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dqpacker  (D 32043)

Feb 7, 2013, 2:33 PM
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Stanton


PROGRESSIVE  (D 8150)

Feb 7, 2013, 2:56 PM
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Simply incredible! Say hi to mom!

Pete


skyjumpenfool  (Student)

Feb 7, 2013, 7:08 PM
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In reply to:
Simply incredible! Say hi to mom!

Pete

Great photo Pete... when was this?


SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Feb 7, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Now that is a beautiful sight! Great pic!


piisfish

Feb 8, 2013, 4:04 AM
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leesburg ?


councilman24  (D 8631)

Feb 8, 2013, 8:57 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanton_Airfield


mark  (D 6108)

Feb 8, 2013, 9:32 AM
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Great wikipedia entry. I love the reference to the "central business district of Stanton."

Mark


PROGRESSIVE  (D 8150)

Feb 8, 2013, 10:25 AM
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This was taken in the 1940's. The airport was used for military flight training, through the ROTC program at Carleton College. Just "google" Stanton Airfield. A lot of neat info on this sod airstrip.

Melcom, as well as the jump pilot, Clarence, both obviously had fallen in love with this airport. Melcom purchased it from Carleton College around 1942 and Clarence became a pilot, instructor, manager, farmer at the airport after returning home from WWII. Clareance was a machine gunner and got shotup in the war.

Melcom was overcome by dementia and at times would wander into the club house, aimlessly. We would have to take him by the hand and return him to his on-field home. Apparently, Melcom was an awesome pilot in his day.

http://www.stantonairfield.com/history.html


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